The culmination of the Novel Idea program was a big success! Teddy Wayne came to QuiltWorks to see the quilts in person and got a private tour with the quilters. It was so much fun to meet and discuss with him how his work influenced us. Above Erin Biskup, on the left, talks about her quilt with Teddy and Chantal, one of the librarians who were part of his entourage.
Pris Brubaker discusses her quilt.
Everyone got a kick out of Jill Monley's Oil Futures quilt.
Teddy taking a close look at Jean Egle's quilt. Jean used hand calligraphy to write on the gold ribbon of fabric running through her quilt.
Mary Ann Lisk also got a quick chance to talk with Teddy. Mary Ann works at the shop which was in the midst of a very busy first day of the Central Oregon Shop Hop. She had to get right back to work!
Teddy and me!
And the whole group!
On Friday night, the lecture at the Tower Theater was presented to a sold out crowd. My book club and a few guests, including Chloe, went out to dinner and then to the lecture. It was such a great evening. Teddy is a funny guy so the presentation was full of laughter.
I was totally surprised to see slides of our quilts projected on the screen for all to see!
There was a special presentation of Mary Ann Lisk's quilt to Teddy as a thank you. Sorry for my blurry photos, but I thought they were important to show.
As we left the theater I intended to get a photo of that great Tower sign. We stopped at the candy shop and I thought I'd go in for a moment and get the photo afterwards. When we came out, 10 minutes later, the sign guys were already changing it up! So, what's next? I'm working on my next book quilt, On the Divinity of Second Chances. In a couple of weeks the QuiltWorks quilters will get together to choose another book to interpret in cloth. I may not be able to help myself!